It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I got given
some cash. What to buy? What to spend it on?
I had been finding my Malden in personal size just a little
too narrow for my writing style. I know A5 pads are big enough to write on and
I know an A5 Domino works as a Filofax (I have a red one as my application
notebook to find a full time teaching job) so I decided to invest in a quality
Ideally I would have had a crimson Malden, since I really
love the colour and feel of the leather, the lining and the pocket arrangement,
but all the Maldens I could see at a price I could afford were either grey or
vintage pink which is just too…pink.
Back to Philofaxy (how I love that site!) and its related
contributors. Which Filofax was available at the right price and in the right
colour…. A little birdy posted about Chameleons at half price, I clicked onto
Red. They had the most beautiful bright scarlet red leather
A5 at half price. Half price! Scroll, clic…
I love Cath Kidston style, especially the red dotty look or the roses on a dark background. And her large zip purses are very useable; so big they take every card I own and slim enough to slide in most handbags. I got mine last summer and, barring a short interlude in a small Radley purse when I was having a Radley phase, I have used it pretty constantly since.
But now... well, I had Bette taking up space in my bag, and when I had a smaller bag I was paperless, no notes, no diary. But carrying a smaller (pocket) FF and a purse just seemed so.... extraneous. I needed a cross over. I needed a Filofax purse system that would work.
Using a Filofax as a purse is a popular idea.... Cat tried it, Jarfm got a Journey which could be one, and even Steve admits to swapping between styles in search of the answer but it is very hard. Proper Filofaxes just don't have the coin space, but can hack the cards and so many are not available in red (I have a red thing going on) but when I saw this on…
This came as a bit of a surprise to me when I looked it up today, as I don't feel anywhere near ready for Christmas. Also, is it my imagination, or have shops not got Christmas in as early as last year? I went looking for wrapping paper last week and couldn't see the sort I was after in Tesco, W H Smiths or Asda. In fact, Asda had no Christmas paper and shelves still full of Hallowe'en!
That struck me as rather odd, because when it comes to Back To School the shelves are cleared and replaced by Halloween before school even starts. I think I was hoping for something similar with Christmas.
So, in an effort to get Christmas juices flowing, I thought I'd share a few things I'm looking to do or get for Christmas.
1. Visit Salisbury Museum.
They have the Terry Pratchett exhibition on, until January 13th and my two sons are keen to go. We live in Liverpool, and there's a long distance between the two places, so we've booked…